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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Russian external TV service NTV Mir on 10 October
The move to universal 11-year education in Russian schools will take place by 2010 [the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS at 1035 gmt quoted Education Minister Andrey Fursenko as giving a date of 2008, other reports said between 2008 and 2010] The best educational institutions will receive grants, and businessmen are ready to give credits to graduates of Russian further education establishments.
Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov discussed one of the national projects in the education sphere with his ministers today. The prime minister promises that there will be strict monitoring of the implementation of this project. Our correspondent Roman Sobol is with us live now. …